With a New Directions grant I would like to do preparatory work for a sabbatical project that involves the design of an interdisciplinary course entitled Time/Space/Memory which would explore time as an agent with spiritual, scientific, political, psychological, philosophical, and social dimensions. It would examine notions of time in a variety of media - literature, film, painting, sculpture, performance art, graphic novels, video and digital art, and it would involve reading in the areas of science, philosophy, history, psychology, anthropology and theories of time, memory and narrative. My initial research will explore general questions about time - what is time? Is time something real and fundamental to the structure of the universe or an intellectual abstraction by which human beings attempt to understand and measure their world? Can there ever be a unified theory of time or will time always be a changing notion shaped by historical and cultural contexts? What are various ways of understanding time - geological, biological, cosmological, prehistoric, linear, cyclical, measurable (Chronos) or unmeasureable (Aion)? How do notions of time affect the way that societies imagine themselves? This project will relate, in some respects, to pieces of all the New Directions themes. It will take me well beyond the framework of my own discipline; it will lead me to explore different pedagogical methods - in terms of creating a collaborative final project for the students and of offering a course that is both interdisciplinary and includes a non-European component. It is also a singular exploration - allowing me to pursue questions that are not central to the normal practice of art history.